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Works in Progress residencies at Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) offer Princess Grace Award winners and honoraria the opportunity for creative experimentation without the pressure to produce a final, finished product. Specifically, the residency with BAC gives Princess Grace Award winning artists the space and resources for an incubation period to develop a particular project. Artists are given exclusive and full access to the selected studio space during the residency, and the residency enables the artist to explore, experiment and push the boundaries of their work in an environment that focuses on process over product.

This aligns seamlessly with the mission of BAC, which serves as “an international center for artistic experimentation and collaboration, providing unique opportunities for the professional development of emerging and mid-career artists from around the world and across disciplines.”

The artists selected for the Works in Progress residency will be afforded use of a BAC studio or the Jerome Robbins Theater (subject to availability) to develop their proposed projects for a duration of 1-3 consecutive weeks during January – December 2023.

Key Criteria:

  • Princess Grace Award and Honorarium recipients may apply who are exploring and/or working on projects of a multi-media or interdisciplinary nature.
  • If you received a 2021 Works in Progress Award you are not eligible to apply in the next consecutive year of the grant.
  • Prior to applying, the applicant must consult BAC Production Staff, no later than May 1, 2022. This ensures the technical needs of the proposed project make use of the appropriate space. This applies to all applicants, even if the artist or collaborators have participated in a previous BAC residency. Failure to consult with BAC will result in the ineligibility of your application. Please email Pamela Rapp to set up a consultation.
  • In advance of the consultation, the artist is also required to view the BAC website for technical specifications and space information. Please take note of equipment inventory, elevator, and studio/theater dimensions, and space drawings and plots which can be found here.
  • Competitive applications will show strong management of the proposed residency. Your application must designate a production manager (it may not be you, but it could be a member of your current artistic team) who will assist in the logistical aspects of the residency with BAC; the production manager must be present for BAC communications/meetings including load-in/load-out dates. This can be their only role or it can be a fellow artist on your team who demonstrates strong, managerial skills. Their role as production manager can be reflected in the budget.
  • Applicants are required to review the following pdf documents: WIP Residency Responsibilities and WIP Pre-Production Timeline to fully understand the residency commitments and responsibilities. Should funding be awarded, the artist and key collaborators are required to communicate with BAC production staff in advance of the residency.
  • Award winners and honoraria can receive 2 annually granted Advancement grants (Special Projects, Works in Progress, CMCC) within a 5 year time period. This does not include your initial Award or Statue Award and does not include Professional Development grants, including the Flaherty Seminar for filmmakers. This new guideline was implemented in 2021 and does not apply to annual grant funding before 2021.
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